[mgj-discuss] Discussion: The Political is Personal - Holding onto our Dreams in a World of Nightmares
phipco at riseup.net
Mon Aug 6 11:46:26 PDT 2007
The Political is Personal: A discussion on holding onto our dreams in
a world of nightmares
Sunday Aug. 12th, 3:00pm
Brian MacKenzie Infoshop
1426 9th St. NW
(Shaw/Howard metro, 70,71,66, 64 buses)
The world we live in now is unlike anything else before in terms of
the enormous challenges we face. Ecological destruction,
socialdisintegration, world war, a growing police state - the list
goes on. How do we maintain a sense of hope in the face of all this?
How do we address the despair and apathy when it enters into our lives
and communities? How can we create the world of our dreams when the
world we live in is going to hell?
This three hour gathering is intended to be a no-nonsense conversation
of anarchists and other radical anti-authoritarians to talk openly about
the world today, our lives in it, and how they relate.
About the facilitator:
(I)An-ok Ta Chai (pronounced "Yan-ock Ta Ch-eye") has identified as an
anarchist since 1996, has facilitated workshops and groups across the
country since 2000, is a trainer in a process called Compassionate
Communication, and currently lives and works in an intentional
community in Maryland and Virginia
For more info call 202-986-0681 or visit www.dcinfoshop.org
This workshop is part of a series of workshops happening at the
Infoshop this summer. Come check out these other exciting workshops
still to come!
Introduction to Compassionate Communication
Sunday Aug. 26th
This workshop is an introduction to a process called Compassionate
Communication, which is a unique approach to communication as well as
a conflict resolution tool. Compassionate Communication is used to
help people get more of a clear sense of what one is responding to and
is asking for, as well as to better understand what is really deeply
important to people in a given situation This workshop will involve an
explanation of the process, as well as the intentions that drive it,
question & answers, small group activities among the participants,
handouts, as well as role-plays to further illustrate the application
of this to real-life situations that the participants are involved in.
Disaster Preparedness: Developing an Anarchist Community Response to
Disasters (two parts)
Sunday September 2nd and Sunday September 9th
Because disasters happen and we know we can’t rely on the government
to respond. The first discussion will be sharing ideas and developing
possibilities. We will start with a thorough discussion of
"community." What is it? What do you think of when you hear the word?
What communities are we talking about? How will we interact with our
neighbors and how will we interact with our friends and allies who are
more spread out? We will also talk about practical steps on a
household and community-wide level to take care of each other, both
before and after a disaster happens.
The second day will be about developing our community. What do we need
to do to stay prepared? Is a network the next step? If so, then what
would its role be? What can we do, and what do we need to be prepared
For more information:
Call 202-986-0681 or visit www.dcinfoshop.org
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